Those who serve

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Giving it his all

Giving it his all

Longtime corrections employee uses tamales, compassion to make difference

 Peter Madrid

Fire fighter family affair

Fire fighter family affair

Durans climb up the ladder at Phoenix Fire Department

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Latinos who serve

Latinos who serve

Post 41 The story of Phoenix American Legion Post 41 is one of proud, valiant men who came back from World War II only to face segregation in their own town. This group of Latino veterans returned from WWII with one purpose in mind: to challenge discrimination and better the lives of their community. Dissatisfied […]

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Testing her mettle

Testing her mettle

Sierra Vista sergeant sets high standards

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An Airman’s Best Friend

An Airman’s Best Friend

Luke Air Force Base boasts daring duo of Sgt. Bravo and Rex

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Warriors and the wives who wait

Warriors and the wives who wait

Waiting Warriors group eases fears and tears of wartime

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Briefs

Briefs

Veterans Honored For the fifth year, the Arizona Department of Corrections honored staff members who served in the armed forces. More than 100 veterans, family, co-workers and friends gathered at the armory on Flag Day, June 19, for the ceremony. The families of ADC employees on active duty were also honored at the event. More […]

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A peaceful harbor for soldiers

A peaceful harbor for soldiers

By Coty Dolores Miranda The flag featured in the display case at the Military and Veterans Hospitality Room at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has a short but proud history. The stars and stripes are the memorial flag for late soldier David L. Cordova, husband of MVHR volunteer Mary Cordova of Phoenix. While visiting the […]

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Surprise Firefighter’s Dream results in saving a life

Surprise Firefighter’s Dream results in saving a life

by Amanda Roberson Ever since he was a teenager visiting Puerto Peñasco in Mexico, Martín Navarrete dreamed of one day becoming a firefighter. His aspiration came full circle last fall when he used his training to save a teenager’s life along that same shore. Navarrete, 35, was vacationing in Puerto Peñasco (also known as Rocky […]

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Stopping the terror

Stopping the terror

By Amanda Roberson Sometimes real life becomes like something you’d see in the movies. At least that’s how parts of 2007 seem to Chandler Detective Chris Pérez as he looks back at his time leading a task force that identified and arrested the man suspected of terrorizing the community. Someone was raping young girls, and […]